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Best Cult Classic Games
« on: May 08, 2013, 05:41 »
I think most of you gamers know what a Cult Classic is but for all of you fledglings I will explain what a Cult Classic is.

A Cult Classic is a game that was not heavily advertised and is relatively unknown, but has a small and dedicated following and is otherwise a quality game.

So let us speak about such games.  My favorite of the bunch are the Shadow Hearts series and the Drakengard series.
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Re: Best Cult Classic Games
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2013, 13:08 »
I'd have to say TWEWY and possibly Ace Attorney at a stretch. Maybe Bloodrayne too?

Other examples off the top of my head that I'm not sure about: Oddworld, Jet Set Radio Future, Earthbound/Mother II, Space Channel 5, maybe the Touhou games.

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Re: Best Cult Classic Games
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2013, 17:33 »
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Re: Best Cult Classic Games
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2013, 16:43 »
Space Quest Series
Original Leisure Suit Larry games
Theme Hospital
Theme Park

Those are the first ones that come to mind.
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Re: Best Cult Classic Games
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2013, 23:15 »
I don't know if the PMD counts
It probably doesn't
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Re: Best Cult Classic Games
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2013, 23:19 »
I'm not sure if it counts (although I certainly don't know many people who have played it), but I loved Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward. It was a seriously awesome game. Also, yeah, as Turner said, Ace Attorney and TWEWY.

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Re: Best Cult Classic Games
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2013, 00:57 »
I don't know if TWEWY is a cult classic game, because you can go on most internet forums and they will know what those games are.  Same with Ace Attorney, especially if I'm not listing Fire Emblem games out the ass here.  PMD is most definitely not a cult classic game.

If you look at my examples, most people you talk to even on these forums have not heard of either or at least heard vaguely about it and don't know the details.  All three shadow hearts games together with Koudelka did not break 1 million in sales nationwide, same with the three Drakengard games.  I highly doubt that Ace Attorney and TWEWY are the same way.
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Re: Best Cult Classic Games
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2013, 00:59 »
Fair point. But then, outside the internet, not that many people have played them.

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Re: Best Cult Classic Games
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2013, 01:15 »
A sales number that breaks a million or even 800K is far more than many of the other series listed on this page.
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Re: Best Cult Classic Games
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2013, 01:26 »
Sorry, I haven't played many cult classics.
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Re: Best Cult Classic Games
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2013, 01:44 »
team fortress 2! it's known to a certain extent but it's not advertised at all on tv or online to my knowledge.
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Re: Best Cult Classic Games
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2013, 01:48 »
Team Fortress 2? The hell is that?

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Re: Best Cult Classic Games
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2013, 03:48 »
literally the best first person shooter ever. and no, it's not all 'u gt 2 shot guy in faec' tactic
there's 9 classes that you get to chose from, which differ from what weapons you use (like a rocket launcher, scatter gun, flame thrower, sentry gun, ect.), your speed, and basically the way you play, and you have to work as a team to capture control points and other things depending on what game mode you play. that's just a really brief description. it's really fun, and best of all, free! but you have to download steam first, which is what all pc gamers use to buy games and play them.
it's goofy as hell. you cannot take it seriously at all, and if you do, you're playing it wrong. plus my icon is one of the classes, which is spy :u
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Re: Best Cult Classic Games
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2013, 05:24 »
I picked up this rare NES game called Super Mario Bros. a few days ago, no idea what they were thinking with that one.

I like VVVVVV and to an extent, Cave Story, though Cave Story is soooo much better, I dunno if it counts, since I'm not doing research on these things.

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Re: Best Cult Classic Games
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2013, 06:16 »
Super Mario Bros is not a cult classic
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